Activation of Small Molecules: Organometallic and Bioinorganic Perspectives

Activation of Small Molecules: Organometallic and Bioinorganic Perspectives

By: William B. Tolman (editor)Hardback

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The first to combine both the bioinorganic and the organometallic view, this handbook provides all the necessary knowledge in one convenient volume. Alongside a look at CO2 and N2 reduction, the authors discuss O2, NO and N2O binding and reduction, activation of H2 and the oxidation catalysis of O2. Edited by the highly renowned William Tolman, who has won several awards for his research in the field.

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William B. Tolman is a distinguished McKnight University and L.I. Smith Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Center for Metals in Biocatalysis at the University of Minnesota. His many awards include an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award, a Camille & Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, and a National Young Investigator Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the American Chemical Society, the Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Tolman's research interests focus on synthetic modeling of copper and iron protein active sites and the development of catalytic processes for the preparation of biodegradable polymers from renewable resources.


Preface. List of Contributors. 1 Carbon Dioxide Reduction and Uses as a Chemical Feedstock (Michele Aresta). 1.1 Introduction. 1.2 Properties of the CO2 Molecule. 1.3 CO2 Coordination to Metal Centers and Reactivity of Coordinated CO2. 1.4 CO2 Conversion. 1.5 Conclusions. References. 2 Nitrogen Monoxide and Nitrous Oxide Binding and Reduction (Dong-Heon Lee, Biplab Mondal, and Kenneth D. Karlin). 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 NO. 2.3 N2O. 2.4 Summary and Conclusions. References. 3 Bio-organometallic Approaches to Nitrogen Fixation Chemistry (Jonas C. Peters and Mark P. Mehn). 3.1 Introduction - The N2 Fixation Challenge. 3.2 Biological N2 Reduction. 3.3 Biomimetic Systems that Model Structure and Function. 3.4 Concluding Remarks. References. 4 The Activation of Dihydrogen (Jesse W. Tye and Michael B. Hall). 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Structure and Bonding of Metal-bound H-Atoms. 4.3 Intramolecular H-Atom Exchange. 4.4 Nonclassical H-Bonds. 4.5 Reactivity of Metal-bound H-Atoms. 4.6 Recent Advances in the Activation of Dihydrogen by Synthetic Complexes. 4.7 Enzymatically Catalyzed Dihydrogen Oxidation and Proton Reduction. 4.8 Conclusions. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. References. 5 Molecular Oxygen Binding and Activation: Oxidation Catalysis (Candace N. Cornell and Matthew S. Sigman). 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Additive Coreductants. 5.3 Ligand-modified Catalysis. 5.4 Conclusions and Outlook. References. 6 Dioxygen Binding and Activation: Reactive Intermediates (Andrew S. Borovik, Paul J. Zinn and Matthew K. Zart). 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Dioxygen Binders. 6.3 Reactive Intermediates: Iron and Copper Species. 6.4 Cobalt-Dioxygen Complexes. 6.5 Manganese-Dioxygen Complexes. 6.6 Nickel-Dioxygen Complexes and Their Reactive Intermediates. 6.7 Summary. Acknowledgments. References. 7 Methane Functionalization (Brian Conley, William J. Tenn, III, Kenneth J.H. Young, Somesh Ganesh, Steve Meier, Jonas Oxgaard, Jason Gonzales, William A. Goddard, III, and Roy A. Periana). 7.1 Methane as a Replacement for Petroleum. 7.2 Low Temperature is Key to Economical Methane Functionalization. 7.3 CH Activation as a Pathway to Economical Methane Functionalization via CH Hydroxylation. 7.4 Conclusions and Perspective for Methane Functionalization. References. 8 Water Activation: Catalytic Hydrolysis (Lisa M. Berreau). 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Water Activation: Coordination Sphere Effects on M-OH2 Acidity and Structure. 8.3 Secondary H-Bonding Effects on Substrate Coordination, Activation and Catalytic Hydrolysis Involving Phosphate Esters. 8.4 Summary and Future Directions. References. 9 Carbon Monoxide as a Chemical Feedstock: Carbonylation Catalysis (Piet W.N.M. van Leeuwen and Zoraida Freixa). 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Rhodium-catalyzed Hydroformylation. 9.3 Methanol Carbonylation. 9.4 Concluding Remarks. References. Subject Index.

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  • publication date: 10/10/2006
  • ISBN13: 9783527313129
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 382
  • ID: 9783527313129
  • weight: 846
  • ISBN10: 3527313125

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